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Covered Karsts

  • Features a vast array of illustrations and spectacular pictures for explanation
  • The processes of covered karsts are presented by various perspectives
  • It gives a lot of information about covered karsts of special areas
  • Contains useful information for experts 'in the field' (engineers, foresters, environmentalists)

Series: Springer Geology

By: Márton Veress(Author)

549 pages, 273 colour & 90 b/w illustrations, 72 colour tables


Hardback | Feb 2016 | #234043 | ISBN-13: 9789401775168
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About this book

Covered Karsts provides an overview of covered karst types, covered karst features, functioning of covered karst features, the evolution of covered karst features and the development of covered karst reliefs. The introductory chapters present the characteristics of karst, the investigated areas and the applied methods. The covered karsts are categorized according to the quality and development of the superficial deposit and its geomorphological position and environment. The morphology, development, functioning, sediment development and the transformation of the karst features are presented. The relationship between the covered karst formation and climate is analyzed; including the covered karst formation of the tundra climate, taiga climate, temperate zone climate, subtropical, tropical climate and the high mountains. The manifestation of the human activity on covered karsts is presented.


- The karst features
- The general characterization of the covered karsts
- The investigated areas
- Methods
- The covered karst features and their characteristics
- The development of the covered karst features
- The functioning of the covered karst features and the consequences of their functioning
- The change and transformation of the covered karst features
- Climatic covered karsts
- The covered karst of the different rocks
- The development of covered karst reliefs
- Pseudo covered karsts
- Covered karst which developed by human effect
- The practical significance of the covered karst

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Professor Martón Veress is Head of the Institute of Geography and Environmental Sciences, the University of West Hungary, Szombathely. He is a member of the Board of the Hungarian Karst and Cave Research Association, a member of the Board of the Hungarian Geographical Association, and Secretary of the Geomorphological sub-Board of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

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